Butler University Nike Volleyball Camp

Butler University Nike Volleyball Camp
Butler University Nike Volleyball Camp

Join us for an intense session of volleyball instruction at Butler University under director of Head Coach Sharon Butler.

All Skills and Advanced campers are invited to train on the courts of Hinkle Fieldhouse, one of the most celebrated gymnasiums in collegiate sports history and home to Bulldog volleyball. 

Highlights Include

  • Training under the country’s best coaches
  • Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
  • Six hours of daily instruction
  • Coach to camper ratio is 1:10
  • Players grouped by age and ability level
  • Personal evaluations from your coach
  • Nike Volleyball camp T-shirt

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Sharon Clark
Camp Director

Sharon Clark

Under the guidance of head coach Sharon Clark, who will be in her 16th season with the Bulldogs in 2015, the Butler volleyball program has won championships, reached the NCAA Tournament and produced All-American players.

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The Bulldogs enjoyed their second straight 20-win season in 2014, defeating non-conference foes Virginia Tech and Indiana on their way to finishing with a 20-10 overall record. Butler went 12-6 in conference play and tied for fourth in the BIG EAST with Xavier, the seventh consecutive season the team finished with a conference record at .500 or better.

The 2014 season saw seniors Belle Obert and Erica Stahl take all-conference honors yet again, with Obert taking home First Team All-Conference honors and Stahl second team honors. Obert was later recognized as an All-East Region selection. Newcomer Makayla Ferguson earned BIG EAST Freshman of the Year honors while also being named Second Team All-Conference. 

The Bulldogs opened the 2013 season with a 16-3 record, with wins over regionally-ranked opponents Illinois State and Creighton. Clark’s leadership helped the team finish the regular season strong by winning six of their last seven matches.

Post-season awards followed the final game of the year as Belle Obert and Erica Stahl, were named First Team All-BIG EAST. Senior setter Morgan Peterson was tabbed Second Team All-BIG EAST. The trio of Obert, Stahl and Peterson continued to collect hardware under Clark’s coaching as each student-athlete went on to be named All-East Region by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Stahl would take the ultimate award home for the 2013 season as she was named to the AVCA honorable mention All-America Team on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Clark has posted nine winning seasons during her tenure, including six-straight winning seasons from 2008-2013. She has achieved four 20-win seasons at Butler in 2003, 2009, 2010, and 2013.

In 2010, Clark mentored the Bulldogs to the Horizon League Volleyball Championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance. The 2010 season started with the team playing some of the nation's top teams, including Baylor, Louisville and Arizona. The tough competition paid off as Butler would go 13-3 in the Horizon League and then win the league tournament as the No. 2 seed. After playing in the NCAA tourney, Butler finished the 2010 season with a 21-10 record.

Camp Details

All Skills instruction can be attended by girls and boys, ages 12-18, playing at any skill level. Campers will master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics and gain valuable game play experience.

Advanced instruction is recommended for girls and boys ages 15-18 entering grades 10-12. This intense, challenging program stresses position play, advanced team techniques and physical conditioning. Campers will be expected to participate in a thorough skill evaluation on the first day and will be divided into groups by ability level.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?

Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.

Extended Day campers (9am-9pm - except on first and last day): Lunch and dinner are provided.

24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Volleyball Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.

Volleyballs: Molten Volleyballs may be purchased when you register for camp for an additional $15. Volleyballs must be paid for at the time of registration. Campers do not need to bring a ball to camp and purchasing one is optional.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

SESSION INFORMATION

Check-in:   Overnight campers check-in at 9:00am on Saturday July 11th
                 Extended day campers check-in at 10:00am 
Check-out: Graduation is at approximately 12:00pm at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Monday, July 13th. 

INSTRUCTION

Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: Age and Ability Level. A general skills evaluation will take place on the first day of camp (coaches observe and evaluate player ability levels through specific drills or informal game play)
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: Players should supply their own kneepads and have at least one pair of well broken-in volleyball (court) shoes.
Facility:  Indoor Volleyball courts at the Hinkle Fieldhouse & Recreation Center

HOUSING

Dorm: Residential College (ResCo)
Campers Per Room: 2 (suite style dorm, 2 rooms per suite for a total of 4 campers)
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
Key Deposit: $75 – Bring a check made out to USSC
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: an athletic trainer is on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies

TRAVEL

Closest Airport: Indianapolis International Airport. www.indianapolisairport.com
Transportation: Campers are responsible for their own transportation to and from camp

TEAM DISCOUNT

If eight or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $30 discount. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.  

Facilities

Campers will stay in Residential College Hall, an air-conditioned, suite style dormitory on campus. The dining hall is conveniently located within ResCo and campers are encouraged to take full advantage of the hall’s other amenities (exercise room, lounges, kitchenettes, laundry room) throughout the week.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Stretching/conditioning
  • 9:15 Practice: set/pass/hit drills
  • 10:30 Defense and serving drills
  • 12:00 Lunch, rest
  • 1:30 Spiking demonstration
  • 1:45 Review: pass/set/serve
  • 2:30 Practice: emergency recovery
  • 4:30 Free time, rest
  • 5:30 Dinner
  • 6:30 Practice: games/scrimmages
  • 9:00 Films/video highlights
  • 10:00 Campers to rooms
  • 10:30 Lights out

Camper Reviews

Parent of Butler University Camper

  • 4/5.

I would recommend/suggets this camp to all players and parents taht are serious about teh sport and want to improve. The coach to camper ratio is excellent. Girls learn how to play as a team with other players at different levels of skill, as well as meet girls from other parts the country. See you next year!

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Parent of Butler University Camper

  • 4/5.
Learned techniques for all positions

My daughter learned techniques needed for different positions as well as enjoying new friendships with girls from all over the country.

Butler University Camper

  • 5/5.
Improved my skills

The Nike Volleyball Camp really helped me improve my skills of the game. I got in a lot of reps in the areas I needed to work on. I definitely recommend this camp to any girl that loves volleyball

Butler University Camper

  • 4/5.
Had fun and met new friends

Nike Volleyball Camp was so great. I had a fun time and met amazing friends. I can't wait to go again. 

Parent of Butler University Camper

  • 4/5.
Solid fundamentals

NIKE camps offer the opportunity to learn solid fundamentals for an athlete to use as a base to become a consistant volleyball player.

Butler University Camper

  • 5/5.
Better understanding of the sport

They helped me understand volleyball even better than before and I think they improve everyones skill and knowledge during camp.  I would give it 5 stars!

Butler University Camper

  • 5/5.
High level coaches

The Butler camp provides access to high level professional coaches and players with like minds and goals for success with collegiate volleyball.

Butler University Campers

  • 4/5.
Individualized instruction

This camp helps you work on what you personally need help working on , not just what the group needs.

Butler Camper

  • 4/5.
Great for everyone

"I would recommend this camp to anyone that loves to have fun!"

Parent of Butler Camper

  • 5/5.
Overall great program and great instructors

"We were glad we sent Lexy to Nike VB camp. She felt challenged which made her work harder than ever. Lexy gained confidence in her abilities especialy when she received feedback from the coaches.Eventhough she complained a little about her muscle aches and painful heel blisters, she never asked to quit. In fact, she was excited to go back the next days.We will not hesitate to send her again. Overall, great program and instructors"

Parent of Butler Camper

  • 4/5.
Excellent Camp

"AN EXCELLENT CAMP WITH SAFETY FOR THE PARTICIPANTS IN MIND"

Butler Camper

  • 4/5.
Highly Recommended

"Whether you are just beginning at volleyball or have already been playing for a while  i would definitely recommend this camp."

Butler Camper

  • 4/5.
Helped with my blocking

This camp helped me become a skilled blocker. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed the tournament at the end of the camp.

Parent of a Butler Camper

  • 5/5.
Wonderful!

My child had a wonderful experience at the Nike camp. This is the most rigorous volleyball camp she's ever attended. They not only address volleyball skills but the whole athlete by discussing health and nutrition as well! She can’t wait until next year!

  • 5/5.
Didn't want to leave!

Great experience! Our daughter learned so much in a very brief time. She didn't want to leave! Thanks so much!

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
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